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Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1)



About the Programme

Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) forms the first year of postgraduate training after medical school and aims to develop you to be a competent and empathic doctor. It provides you with a broad-based clinical experience to equip you with the necessary medical knowledge and clinical skills.

With a diverse and structured training, you will have the opportunity to rotate to various clinical specialties where you can gain exposure to an expansive range of clinical cases and interact with specialists from different fields. We have committed Faculty who will ensure adequate supervision and also assist you in making a career choice later in your professional life. 

If you are not afraid of hard work, and are a focused individual and a solid team player, we believe that you can benefit very much from this programme. 


Why Choose SingHealth PGY1?

  • Crossing disciplines across the country 
    SingHealth offers the largest number of clinical specialties and the most comprehensive patient case-mix in Singapore. You can look forward to enhancing your confidence and sharpening your mind and skills as a physician as you take on a wide spectrum of clinical cases. 

  • Tailor your education for the right fit
    There is something for every SingHealth PGY1. Take your pick from a wide range of specialties and subspecialties. In addition, we have a variety of academic activities which include educational conferences, case conferences and topic reviews. All SingHealth PGY1 can expect the same educational programme during their Medicine and Surgery rotations which our Residents enjoy.

  • Outstanding Faculty as dedicated mentors
    SingHealth has a pool of outstanding Faculty who are well-known leaders in their respective specialties. Always ready to share their knowledge and insights, our dedicated mentors are passionate about nurturing future generations of physicians. 

  • Welfare and benefits
    As a SingHealth PGY1, you have access to the many welfare and benefits provided for our Residents.


Your Career Prospects & Development

During your PGY1 training, PGY1s make the most of the opportunity to rotate to various clinical specialties. You will gain invaluable experience as a clinician and be empowered to choose your area of specialisation for a stellar future.